You made it!! Answers to the first, third and fourth Bowtie Products Christmas Party Games you've seen are all on this page!
Scroll down quickly if you'd like to get right to the answers and
avoid my game playing advice.
I hope you will get these in a format that makes them a bit more fun and easy for you to copy and work with. The easiest would be for you to click the link provided a bit further down this page and download copies of all of the games and answers formatted for you in a word document. If that for some reason does not work you can copy and paste them into your word processor and then make your own adjustments from there.
Of course what makes any party quiz work is you and the spirit you bring to the challenge. Obviously you went to the trouble to surf around this site for the answers so there’s a very good chance you are the kind of sport that will make this a good time for all.
Unsolicited advice follows: You may just enjoy sharing this with company at Christmas, but if you do hold a Christmas party and hate the thought of it just being Cocktail party type talk, then the best way is for you to start it off right as soon as your guests open the door.
Yep, your first guests should be greeted with a lusty " We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and then every succeeding guest who arrives gets greeted in song by the complete chorus of whoever got there before them. It takes guts to do it of course but it keeps things hopping and it is hard for any guests not to be in a good mood when they come in the door to such simple foolish fun.
Now on to the puzzle answers. For Songs of Christmas quiz 1, After folks have had a bit of time to look at it encourage them to try to sing the parts with the puzzle lines in them. Although the following samples are just snippets of the songs, if folks have to start at the beginning and sing all the way through to the answers that would be best of all.
The Christmas song, "Everybody knows, some turkey and some mistletoe. Help to make the season bright".
Silver Bells, "Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile, And, On every street corner you hear",
Let it snow, "When we finally kiss goodnight, How I hate going out in the storm but, If you really hold me tight All the way home I'll be warm".
So when it comes time for the answers, don’t just hand them out, have a sing along with each song with the answers in them. You get the idea don’t you?
My last suggestion is to take these answers and use them to make the puzzle fun for folks. Depending on your guests and your situation you may have to go so far as to give out an answer sheet with the answers out of order for them to choose from. You want your guests to feel clever, not frustrated. So depending on their ages and abilities make sure they can have fun with this. If you come up with other ways to make this happen please let me know.
For several years my wife Sandy and I would take a Christmas shopping day to one of the larger cities here in Northeastern Wisconsin, and on the car ride we came up with these puzzles.
Of course I’m not sure if all of your company will have heard of all of these songs or of the words of the verses included. But for all of your guests who grew up in a Lutheran Church in Valders, Wisconsin, they all should be familiar.
Our experience had been that there are more folks that know a lot of Christmas songs out there than you might expect, That too makes it part of the fun.
If you have fun with these and wouldn’t mind drop me an e-mail back at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me how you did. "Songs of Christmas Quiz 1 " is probably our favorite just because it lends itself to participation of the whole group.
And yes: to all of the genuinely good and decent and helpful people out there who try to help by correcting me; I do know that reindeer don't really have "paws" and that Olive may not have been a reindeer and that the 3 Kings may not have been wee, much less that the bells may not have been attached to Bob's tail....
You may well conclude that some of the answers are kind of "Cheesy" but that is part of the fun too. You can tell your guests it’s because they came from Wisconsin.
(We wish you a Merry Christmas)
John and Sandy Griffin
If you click this link
you should be able to open a word document with all of our
puzzles already formatted for you. Your computer may require you to save
it first, and then open it.
If for some reason that link didn't work or you didn't care to download it, you can come back here and copy and paste them yourself...but if it does work and it will for most of you, you will have just what you wanted...
If you do decide to use the copy and
paste method, you may want to
Songs of Christmas Quiz 1 Answers
If you give folks a chance they will often start singing the carols when its answer time...
do you hear Silver Bells? "And on every street corner you hear",
Christmas games quiz 2, Christmas Carol Picture
Christmas song quiz 3 answers
S C I C T T
- Santa Claus
is Coming To Town
Christmas Challenge 1998 Puzzle Hodge-Podge Answer Sheet
1. "Bumbles Bounce!" __Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer( animated)
2. "When a bell rings an angel gets its wings". _It’s a Wonderful Life_
3. "You'll shoot your eye out kid". The Christmas Story_
4. "I forged these chains during my life" __A_ Christmas Carol_
5. "They're not twinkling Clark" National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Fill the sentence with Christmas words,
These are the answers, well maybe not in order but ..
Simply insert them into the blanks until they make sense, well sort of.
1. That's a good hunting dog, look how he ______________ pheasant.
2. Hey he's got his wings, now he can eat ___________________
3. Christmas can get so hectic that like _______________I could climb the walls.
4. Astronaut John Glenn had a foot rash, they called it _______________
5. I forgot to write it down , _________________it in for me. Won’t you?
Mistletoe _ Yule Log, Angel Food Candy, Poinsettia, Holly and the Ivy
Unscramble these Christmas Carols
1. Lets thin gin Silent Night
2. Jill lens beg Jingle Bells
3. Again wean army Away In a Manger
4. Flee this torn The First Noel
5. Oilcloth jolly sands Jolly Old St. Nicholas
6. Fatter hymns swoon Frosty the Snowman
5. There is a 5th puzzle of ours available and for that you had to follow the directions on the previous page If you didn't read all of the explanation you may do so by clicking this link to get back to it. Sandy's Christmas Carol Story info.
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Of course whether you buy any of these items or not, Sandy and I have enjoyed sharing these puzzles with you and hope they have added a bit of good clean fun to your Christmas get together.
John and Sandy Griffin